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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 30, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Daily Newspaper idlttd for tht MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors VOL n Prtu tnd Ualtod Preu International foil UUM Wirtt MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30 I960 7o Copy ConilJts of Two SecUonjSecttoB No Broadway to die Prices like costs rise EDITORS NOTEWith one ntw play produced by a North lowan Ron Rawson already playing there and another by Meredith Willson scheduled to open there Nov 3 this report on Show Time On and Off Broadway by our Editorial Research Bureau in Washing ton should have special inter est for GlobeGazette readers By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTON About a dozen new produc tions are scheduled to open on Broadway in the month of Oc tober as another theatrical sea son comes into full flower A like number of new shows or re vivals are slated for Off Broad way a term under which are lumped less pretentious and frequently experimental en terprises put on in small the atres located elsewhere Meanwhile the road is thriv ing 36 touring companies are either playing now or about to set forth Of these road shows 19 are established hits and 17 are new shows aimed for Broad way THUS THE PATIENT refuses to die The legitimate theatre the fabulous invalid of the cliche continues ignore the normal laws of economics the socalled inexorable concepts of supplyanddemand and even the usual tenets of laborman agement relations By midJuly all of the 34 theatres operating in the Broadway district had been booked for productions of the 19601961 season with at least 27 new shows making firm commitments Other projects will have to wait until an older show finishes its run or a new one turns out to be a flop The odds on the latter are bet ter than good Variety the show business journal estimates that the 56 shows of t h e 1959 60 Broadway season suffered a net loss of about million The gamble of showproducing pales horseplaying A straight play on the average h a s to make at least before it can mark up a profit The nut for a musical comedy frequently runs to more than On the whole Ive been lucky producer Arthur Cantor remarked recently but play in vesting is only for people with rocks in their heads Its cer tainly no place for money you need and the returns are get ting smaller every year THE SMALLER returns re fleet Broadways airy ways with the hard facts of economics Season by season the prices of tickets mount reflecting in creases in labor and talent costs higher rentals and in some demonstrable instances just plain gouging Take in a new musical on a Saturday evening if you can get the tickets and you can expect to pay a top price of about A straight play can cost you as much as Even the Off Broadway were first staged in part as a protest against Broadways lun atic economics are upping their pasteboard tariffs According to the new critic of the New York Times Howard Taubman The costs of the theatre have soared until count less customers have been priced out of the Broadway market Theatregoers in the hinterlands find it just about as rough un less they like so many of their New York cousins are putting the show cost on the old expense account TAUBMAN suggests as well that in these days of relatively easy living many in the audi ence are insisting on more com fortable accommodations than they could have afforded several years ago Another perhaps cor ollary development is the the atre party The producer hedges against the future by selling blocks of seats or the entire house Monday through Thurs day evenings for the early weeks or months of his shows run Then there ire various show ofthemonth plans and particu larly on the road Theatre Guild other lubHtfiptioa plans North Iowa Generally fair through Saturday Continued quite cool Friday night warm er Saturday Low Friday night around 40 High Saturday around 70 Iowa Generally fair through Saturday Warmer west and north Friday night and over state Saturday Low Friday night generally in the 40s High Saturday in the 70s Out look for cloudy and cooler Fiveday Iowa Temperature Saturday through Wednesday will average from 4 to 10 de grees below normal with warm beginning period cooler Sunday warmer Monday and cooler about Tuesday Normal lows middle 40s north to upper 40s south noraml highs upper 60s to lower 70s Little if any precipitation indicated during period Minnesota Scattered showers cooler High Saturday 55 GlobeGazette Weather DatJ up to 8 am Friday Maximum 62 Minimum 36 Precipitation 08 Russia respects COOL power FROM OUK WIBESERVICES BANGOR Main Vice Pres ident Richard Nixon told voters in this northern air defense bastion Friday that Americ must maintain its military pow er because we are dealing with men who respect power Nixon feeling bigger arid bet ter about his Ikeendorsed presi dential campaign carried his sharp attack on Sen John Ken nedy into rainy northern Maine Nixons chartered twinengine Convair made a smooth landing at Dow AilForce base in view of Strategic Air Commanc bombers lining the rainsoaked runway This is one of two major SAC bases in Maine ASKED BY A newsman what he thought the nation should do to protect its Cuban naval base at Guantanamo Bay Nixon said an answer might prove pro vocative at this stage of our relations with Cuba Thursday night at Chicago Eisenhower said the country wants leadership from trained team not leadership that sees only dark continents of despair in American life Eisenhower left this cam paign slogan for the Republican presidential and vice presiden tial candidates with Illinois party workers Thursday night EISENHOWERS first big ef fort for the Republican ticket won him a roaring reception from the audience at a fund raising dinner Itwas also car ried by closedcircuit television to some 35 similar gatherings in other parts of the country At Hyannis Port Mass meanwhile Sen Kennedy took a partial respite from his cam paign after assailing the Eisen hower administrations foreign policy and Nixons role in thai field The Massachusetts sen ator flew to his home for a oneday restmixed with a little work Woman 32 married 11 timesillegally CHICAGO UP A 32yearold woman reported by theJFBI to have been married illegally 11 times mostly to servicemen was seized by FBI agents Thursday after a search of 11 months She was identified as Virginia Shawn McNeil Kech mark Peltier Le Joy Dewger Debus of suburban North Chi cago The FBI said she has at least four other last names She was accused of collecting in government sub sistence checks in the last three RECTO AILING ROME W Philippine Sen Claro M Recto 70 who suf fered a heart attack during a news conference Thursday was reported greatly improved after i nights rest Adenauer to cancel trade pact with East Germany LODGE HARD AT WORK The sec ond half of the Republican ticket for president and vice president hasnt been getting the headlines they rarely do hes been hard on the campaign trail for several weeks Henry Cabot Lodge who is Richard Nixons running mate talks with actress Mary Pickford at the reception preceding his address at a rally at Los Angeles At left are Charles Buddy Rogers the actress husband and Mrs Lodge Neutrals urge Nikita and Ike to make up UNITED NATIONS NY i v e top neutralist countries Friday called upon President Eisenhower and So viet Premier Nikita Khrushchev to resume their personal di plomacy with a facetoface con ference Premier Nehru of India Pres ident Nasser of the United Arab Republic President Su karno of Indonesia President AP Photofax NEUTRALIST BLOC Leaders of five socalled neutralist nations who are in New York in conjunc tion with the UN General Assembly meeting hold a side conference at the headquarters of the Yugo slav mission From left are Indias Prime Minister Nehru Ghanas President Nkrumah United Arab Republics President Nasser Indonesias President Sukarno and Yugoslavias President Tito N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES HAVANA Premier Fidel Castro assured Americans that they would be safe in Cuba The bearded Cuban branded the State Departments ac tion urging American families to return home as an insidious campaign against his government LEOPOLDVILLE Congo Congo strongman Col Joseph Mobutu charged that Communist agents are continuing clandestine operations here two weeks after they were supposedly ejected from the country His men seized a powerful radio transmitter and re ceiver and a stock of ammunition in the closeddown Czechoslovak Embassy WASHINGTON Gen Lyman L Lemnitzer a studious onetime artilleryman who qualified as a paratrooper at the age of 51 has taken over as the nations top military officer Lemnitzer 61 is step ping up after a 14month stint as Army chief of staff to become chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff SAIGON The Laotian government has decided to establish diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union and permit the Russians to open an embassy in Vientiane Tito of Yugoslavia and Presi dent Nkrumah of Ghana sub mitted for immediate Genera Assembly action a resolution asking the meeting The move resulted from a neutralist summit conference held Thursday night at the Yu goslav embassy in New York It followed a personal appea earlier this week from Nasser for the two men to meet and discuss disarmament THE FIVE neutralist leaders acted as the cold war impasse grew steadily worse A two hour meeting Thursday nigh between British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan and Soviet Premier Khrushchev ended in complete deadlock The situation was so serious that Macmillan decided to fly to Washington this weekend for a conference with Eisenhower on the Soviets roughhouse tac tics in the United Nations and to codrdinate allied strategy for the fight ahead Polish Communist leader Go mulka launched a determined counterattack in the General Assembly on Macmillans speech in which the British leader defended West Germany against Communist charges of rising militarism there GOMULKA ECHOED a curb side press conference statement made earlier by Khrushchev that Macmillans defense of West Germany recalled the pre war policies of Neville Cham berlain the man who sought peace in our time by appeas ing Adolf Hitler 23 aboard missing Egyptian airliner ROME search by land sea and air went on Friday for an Egyptian airliner missinf near the mountainous island o Elba with 23 persons aboard The French and Italian air forces cooperated in the search The plane en route from Gen eva to Rome Athens and Cairo ran into a severe storm over the Tuscan archipelago Thurs day JET FARES HIKED WASHINGTON UPI The Civil Aeronautics Board CAB Friday authorized five major airlines to increase jetliner coach fares as much as 17 per cent Blowup could result Showdown at Berlin BONN Germany cellor Konrad Adenauers gov ernment served notice Friday it is cancelling the trade agree ment between West and Easl Germany The action taken after top level conferences was orderec as a countermove to mounting pressure by the Communists against divided and isolatec West Berlin The cancellation notice orders erasure of the trade agreemen by the end of this year Government authorities saic Adenauer and his aides agreed Bonn would withdraw thecan cellation if the Communists take the heat off Berlin FELIX VON Eckardt press spokesman for the Bonn gov ernment said this meant the Communists would have to guarantee freedom of move ment in and out of Berlin anc within the city itself The East Germans have been applying pressure bitbybit re stricting movement in Berlin which lies 110 miles from the nearest point in West Ger many despite claims by Brit ain France and the Unitec States that they with the Sovie Union are the sole authorities over this phase of the citys life Fridays action nullifies trade agreement which provides for EastWest trade totaling around two billion marks abou million Von Eckardt told a news conference the Western Allies had agreed to join in the trade embargo provided a new con tract is not negotiated by the end of this year Renegotia tion seemed unlikely since ii would have to involve a ma jor backdown on the part o the Communists AMERICAN British and French embassies declined of ficial comment but represent atives of the three governments said privately they were pleased The action was taken after two days of urgent consultations among the governments with Willy Brandt Socialist mayor of West Berlin playing a promi It was an explosive step since the general expecta tion is that the East Germans will counter with some strong action of their own perhaps even a blockade like that o 1948 Gable 59 to be father 1st time RENO Nev UPI Actor Clark Gable announced Friday that he will become a father for the first time The 59yearold king of the movies and his fifth wife the former Kay Spreckles said they expect the baby next spring Gable andhis 42yearold wife are here for the filming of The Misfits in which the actor co stars with Marilyn Monroe They were married in July 1955 Mrs Gable has two chij dren 10 and 8 by her marriage to Adolph Spreckles II Woke up boy Nappers nipped AMES W fn the future falling asleep in chemistry classes at Iowa State University will be the same as not being there The sleepers will be counted as being absent says Dr Charles Goetz head of the ISU chemistry department He said the policy is directed primarily at the new crop of freshmen students Sometimes a student says he couldnt get the course be cause it was over his head Dr Goetz remarked Sure it was over his head He was asleep Big plant closed Sanctions against Cuba anticipated WASHINGTON UP TheUnited States is considering the use of economic sanctions in its deepening conflict with the Cuban government of Prime Minister Fidel Castro These plans calling for export controls on a limited number of items may follow up a U S decision Thursday night to close down the nickel processing plant it owns and oper ates in CubasOriente province The World War II plant operated steadily since the Korean now employs or contributes to employment of 2800 Cubans First trace or frost reported in parts of Iowa The first frost of the fall sea son was reported in Iowa early Friday as temperatures skidded to the 30s in some portions of the state Frost was reported in the At lantic area where the mercury tumbled to a chilly 35 degrees Mason City had 36 Sioux City Council Bluffs and Lamoni had readings of 38 Readings were mostly in the 40s elsewhere in Iowa ranging up to 50 at Dav enport More scattered frost was fore cast for parts of central and eastern Iowa Friday night as overnight lows range from the upper 30s in the northeast to the low 40s in the southwest It will be warmer Saturday On the inside Editorials Page 4 The Maroon 6 CubGazette 8 Society News 1213 Clear Lake News13 North Iowa News 14 Sports 1516f Latest Markets 18 Mason City News 1819 Comics 20 TV Guide Pullout Section who presumably will lose their jobs The State Department said the operation has been harassed by the Castro regime and sub jected to what it called confisca tory taxes due to go into effect Saturday The Cuban govern ment rejected a US offer to pay a reasonable tax on nickel shipments from the plant the department said Although both the nickel plant closure and the proposed export controls would affect the Cuban economy there was no direct relation between them While details have not been disclosed indications are that machinery for oil refineries and chemicals used in the refining process will be brought under the export control system Such actions would hamper Cubas operation of US oil re fineries it has seized and is us ing torefine crude oil obtained from the Soviet Union Oil ex perts say the Soviets cannot provide replacement parts for the Americanbuilt machinery BACK ON DUTY GROTON Conn UPI atomicpowered submarine Sea wolf which made naval and scientific history two years ago by remaining submerged for 60 days rejoined the fleet Friday with a new power plant which will increase her speed and cruising range capabilities Lee Newspapers revise their corporate structure SAME IOWA SAFETY DEPARTMENT FIGURES White No Truffle Otttk In U Btiri The Lee Group Newspapers with which the GlobeGazette has been associated since 1925 will be formally merged into Lee Enterprises Inc effective Friday Sept 30 The merger has been approved by substan tially all of the stockholders of the Lee Group Lee Enterprises was organ ized in 1950 by the Lee Group as a center management com pany and to acquire the stock in the newspapers which was formerly owned by A W Lee founder of the Lee Group IN ADDITION to the Globe Gazette the other newspapers in the Lee Group are the Morn ing Democrat and The Daily Times Davenport Iowa The Lincoln Star Lincoln Neb The Wisconsin State Journal Madi son Wis The La Crosse Trib une La Crosse Wis The Ot tumwa Iowa Courier The Ke wanee 111 StarCourier The Muscatine Iowa Journal and the Hannibal Mo Courier Post Lee Enterprises Inc through its subsidiary Lee Newspapers of Montana Inc also owns and publishes the Butte Daily Post and Montana Standard The Anaconda Stand ard The Billings Gazette The Daily Missoulian and the Mis soula Sentinel The Livingston Enterprise and The Helena In dependent Record These Mon tana newspapers were acquired from the Anaconda Company last year Each Lee newspaper will maintain its traditional editorial independence and direct its own news policy The Mason City GlobeGazette will have more local management under the new setup than before the cor porate change LEE P LOOMIS who is chairman of the board of Lee Enterprises Inc will continue as president of the GlobeGa zette management board W Earl Hall will be secretary Ray N Rorick treasurer and Maude Stackhouse assistant secretarytreasurer Management board directors in addition to the officers will be I W Hfllstrom Enoch A Norem and Mrs Ralph H Nor ris The Lee Enterprises gen eral office will be in Daven port under the direction o David K Gottlieb as general manager and will handle the fi nancial administrative and au diting work of Lee Newspapers Lee Radio Inc licensee cor poration of KGLO AMFM anil TV Mason City and Mail0 Graph Inc Kewanee 1U not included in the merger ;